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Pippen close to two match deal with Finnish club

Former Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen shoots during the skills challenge event at the NBA All-Star weekend in Las Vegas February 17, 2007. Pippen is close to signing a two match deal with Finland's Torpan Pojat, the team said on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Former Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen is close to signing a two match deal with Finland’s Torpan Pojat (ToPo), the team said on Thursday.

The plan is that Pippen, a six-time NBA champion and now 41 years old, would play in ToPo in December or January.

“We are discussing details now, such as when and in which matches he will play,” ToPo’s general manager Aleksi Valavuori said.

“He would be the best player ever to have played in Europe.”

He declined to reveal how much Pippen would be paid for the two matches, but said it was not a six-figure amount in euros.

Dennis Rodman, another former Chicago Bulls player, played one game for ToPo in 2005.